Ping Deng, Ph.D.
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 Title: Prof & Monte Ahuja Endow Chair
Professor & Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair of Global Business
 Dept: Management
 Office: BU 434
 Phone: 216-875-9793
 Fax: 216-687-4708
 Email: P.DENG@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 434, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Emerging market multinational corporations (EMNCs), Outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from China and other emerging countries, Competition from Chinese MNCs and other EMNCs, Internationalization of Chinese companies and other EMNCs; Cross-border mergers & acquisitions (M&As) from emerging economies, Theoretical advancement and contextual research, Global strategy & implementation
 
Education:
Ph.D., International Business Studies, Old Dominion University, 1998
M.A., International Business Studies, Old Dominion University, 1997
B.A., International Relations (Law degree), Remin University of China, Beijing, 1990
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Ping Deng graduated from Renmin (People's) University of China, Beijing with law degree (1990) and earned M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (1998) in international business studies and strategy from Old Dominion University, USA. Dr. Deng is the Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair of Global Business and Professor of Management (with tenure) at the Monte Ahuja College of Business (fully accredited by AACSB International), Cleveland State University (CSU), Ohio, USA. Before joining CSU in August 2013, he was a tenured full professor of business administration at Maryville University of St. Louis, MO, a highly ranked national university. The designation of the Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair (the highest academic honor at CSU) recognizes Dr. Deng's eminence in the field that reflects outstanding contributions to the discipline.

Dr. Deng's research focuses on global strategy, outward foreign direct investment (FDI) and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) from China and other emerging economies. Primarily as solo author, he has published more than forty (40) articles in prestigious business and management journals, made numerous presentations at leading academic conferences, and regularly serve as expert reviewer and award-winning judge for a number of prominent journals, textbooks, and scholarly associations in the world. More importantly, Dr. Deng¿s papers are highly impactful. For example, based on the Web of Science (WoS) of Thomson Reuters, his 2009 article, "Why do Chinese firms tend to acquire strategic assets in international expansion?" is a "Highly Cited Paper"; since February 2014 it has consistently received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

Furthermore, just in the last five years, Dr. Deng's peer-reviewed publications (mainly as solo author) have been cited more than 1,700 times by other studies, putting him among the most influential scholars in the field of Chinese internationalization through outward FDI (Please see Google Scholar at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vZCI1OYAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra). Due to his well-established national and international reputation, Dr. Deng is honored as Eastern Scholar, Chair Professor of Special Appointment at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning, honorary dean of the School of Business, Mianyang Normal University, China, and also awarded several national and international research grants.  Finally, Dr. Deng has been interviewed and highlighted by and/or quoted in influential media in the world and international organizations, including Washington Post, New York Times, USA TODAY, International Herald Tribune, Fortune magazine, Associated Press, and UNCTAD.
 
Honors and Awards:
The Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair of Global Business (2013-2018; renewed for a 2nd term of five years, 2018-2023) "the highest honor that can be accorded to a member of the professorate" at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH; the first Endowed Chair that the University awarded to an outstanding scholar with distinguished research record in global business, reflecting outstanding contributions to the discipline and a level of productivity that has been demonstrated for an extended period of time with national and international recognition.

Distinguished Visiting Chair Professorship, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 08/2014 - 08/2018.

Honor for "Highly Cited Paper" for Deng, P. 2009. Why do Chinese firms tend to acquire strategic assets in international expansion?, Journal of World Business, 44(1): 74-84; it has been identified by Web of Science of Thomson Reuters, as a ¿highly cited paper¿ ever since January 2014.

Best Reviewer 2018, Management and Organization Review, The International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) and Cambridge University Press.

Chinese outward direct investment research: Theoretical integration and recommendations (Management and Organization Review, 9(3): 513-539) awarded as finalist in MOR/PUP (Peking University Press) Best Paper Award of Chinese Theory of Management, The 8th Biennial IACMR Conference, Wuhan, June 2018.

Outstanding Reviewer for Management Research Review in the Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 08/2014.

University Visiting Professorship, Guangzhou University, Guangdong, China, 12/2012 - 08/2015.

Distinguished Service Award, Society of Chinese American Scientists and Professors (SoCAPS), 01/2012.

Recipient of the Decade Achievement Award for Distinguished Academic Service, Maryville University of St. Louis, 06/2011.

Eastern Scholar (Chair Professor of Special Appointment at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning), the highest academic honor awarded by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Shanghai, China, 12/2009 ¿ Present.

Honorary Dean, School of Business, Mianyang Normal University, 12/2008 - Present.

Distinguished Visiting Professor and Ph.D. supervisor, SWUFE, China, 09/2007 - 08/2016.

Douglas Nigh Memorial Best Paper Award Finalist, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 08/2010.

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Guangxi University of Finance and Economics, China, 12/2008 - 08/2013.

Visiting Ph. D. Supervisor of Special Appointment, School of Economics and Management,  Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, 05/2007 - 07/2016.

Outstanding Faculty Achievement Recognition, Full-page Cover Photo and Cover Story, Summer Issue of Maryville, the official magazine of Maryville University of St. Louis, 2006.

President Award for Exemplary Service in Scholarship, Maryville University of St. Louis, 05/2004.
 
Creative and Activities:
RESEARCH FUNDING

Research Grant for the Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair of Global Business, the Monte Ahuja Endowment Fund of Cleveland State University (Renewed for the 2nd five-year term (2018-2023) after the initial appointment of five years (2013-2018), Ohio, USA.

Research Grant for "Research on International Service Collaborations: Mechanisms of Enhancing the Value-Addition in the Global Value Chains", The MOE (Ministry of Education) Project of Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Universities (Grant #: 17JZD020) with the funded amount of RMB800,000 (US$126,984) for the three-years of 2018-2021. Primary investigator (PI): Dr. Guangyu Ye (South China University of Technology) will take charge of the funds of RMB 500,000 (US$79,365), while Dr. Ping Deng, as the co-PI and key collaborator, will be responsible for the funds of RMB300,000 (US$47,619).

Research Grant for "Institutional logics and strategic responses over the cross-border M&A process of Chinese firms", National Science Fund (NSF), China (Grant #: 71872053) with the funded amount of RMB490,000 (US$72,059), January 2019 to December 2022. Primary investigator (PI): Dr. Xiaojie Wu (Guangdong University of Technology, China; one of my visiting scholars at CSU in 2016-17) will take charge of the funds of RMB310,000 (US$45,588), while Dr. Ping Deng, as the co-PI and key collaborator, will be responsible for the funds of RMB180,000 (US$26,471).

Research Grant for "Asymmetry in international strategic alliance and innovation of latecomer firms", National Science Fund (NSF), China (Grant #: 71872161) with the funded amount of RMB480,000 (US$70,600), January 2019 to December 2022. Primary investigator (PI): Dr. Yang Liu (Zhejiang University, China; one of my visiting scholars at CSU in 2016) will take charge of the funds of RMB300,000 (US$44,100), while Dr. Ping Deng, as the co-PI and key collaborator, will be responsible for the funds of RMB180,000 (US$26,471).

Research Grant for Overseas Academic Masters for Scholarly Investigation and Academic Exchanges, South China University of Technology, Summer 2017 (Principal investigator (PI); CNY30,000, equivalent to US$4,500).

Research Grant for faculty development and scholarship with an annual average amount of US$7,000 (2002-2013) as well as faculty sabbatical leave (2007-2008) and the corresponding research stipend and allowances, Maryville University of St. Louis.

Research Grant for Multidisciplinary Research Cooperative Initiatives between Guangzhou University and the Society of Chinese American Professors and Scientists (SoCAPS), 2012-2013 (PI; CNY200,000, equivalent to more than US$30,000).

Research Grant for Eastern Scholar (Chair Professor at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning), Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce, China, 2009-2012 (Principal investigator (PI); CNY700,000, equivalent to more than US$100,000).

Research Grant for Eastern Scholar Research Team: Internationalization of Chinese Firms and Innovation, Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce, 2010-2013 (CNY90,000, equivalent to US$14,000).

Research Grant for the 3rd Phase of 211 Project: International Business & Trade (Prominent Curriculum), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), China, 2008-2009 (Principal investigator (PI); CNY350,000, equivalent to more than US$50,000).

Research Grant for Curriculum Development, Assessment and International Cooperation, Mianyang Normal University, China, 2007-2008 (PI; CNY82,000 or US$12,000).

Research Grant for research on the government role in the cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), IBM Center for The Business of Government, USA. August-December 2007 ($20,000).

Research and Seminar Grant for 2006 World Investment Report, The United Nations Conference for Trade and Conference (UNCTAD), 2006 ($6,000).

Full Summer Research Grant, Eastern Oregon University, 2001 ($15,000).
 
Teaching Areas:
International Business

Global Business & Strategy

International Management

Seminar on Emerging Economies and EMNCs

Seminar on Current Issues of Global Business & Strategy

Leading Organizational Change

Business Policy & Strategy
 
Professional Affiliations:
The Academy of Management (AOM)

The Academy of International Business (AIB)

The Southern Management Association (SMA)

Strategic Management Society (SMS)

Society of Chinese American Professors & Scientists (SoCAPS)

International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR)

British Academy of Management
 
Professional Service:
EDITORIAL BOARD IN LEADING ACADEMIC JOURNALS (partial list)

   Journal of World Business (2012 - 2017)

   Management and Organization Review (two terms, 2010-2013; 2014 - )

   Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2014 -)

REVIEWER FOR HIGH-QUALITY REFERRED JOURNALS (partial list)

   Journal of International Business Studies

   Organization Studies

   International Journal of Management Reviews

   Global Strategy Journal

   Asia Pacific Journal of Management

   Journal of International Management

   Asia Business & Management

   International Marketing Review

   Journal of Business Research

   International Journal of Governance

   European Journal of International Management

   Journal of International Management

   Thunderbird International Business Review (also guest editor)

   Journal of Europe-Asia Studies

   Cambridge Journal of Economics

   International Business Review